Post-race team photo
GLRR had another strong showing at the 26×1 Club Championship (Marathon) Relay sponsored by Somerville Road Runners (SRR) down at Tufts. This year GLRR fielded a total of 62 participants and 3 teams (third team was a joint team with SRR) in the event which included a record 23 teams from regional running clubs.
Our runners reflected our running diversity, ranging from 13 year old Sarah Cain (6:41) to 76 year old age group winner Jon Mackenzie (8:41.)
In the closest finish in the 10 year event history, Andrew Rotz (who set the 10 year meet mile record last year) pulled ahead of the lead runner from CRC with 1 lap to go to win the Club Championship by seconds for November Project. This year our lead GLRR Team took 5th place (out of 23) at 2:30 as we faced several highly competitive teams participating for the first time with several of our fastest runners of our roster. Indicative of the high level of competition, host and 2013 & 2014 winner Somerville Road Runners had to settle for 3rd place, and then proceeded to drink beer out of our trophy at The Pub!
We all had a great time out there with nice race conditions, and appreciate the many volunteers including Captains, Timers and Recorders that made our participation possible:
· Captains: Kevin Carnabuchi, Dave Penn
· Timers: Mike Girourd, Katie Gessler, Ryan Buttrick, Dave Connally, Rick Marais
· Recorders: Michele Martin, Mike Luebeck, Briana Martin, Ron Desmarais, Johanna Riley
· Team Coordination: Jeff Maistrosky, Trish Bourne and others…
There were several outstanding performances for the day, including the following age group winners:
1. Trish Bourne (5:58)
2. Liane Pancoast (6:32)
1. John Barbour (5:37)
3. Ken Goodin (6:04)
1. Jon Mackenzie (8:41)
We are already looking forward to supporting this great event again next year!